Magnesium is another important mineral. It has been found to aid in the metabolism of calcium, blood sugar and Vitamin C.
Research published in the journal “Nutrition Research” indicates that Magnesium is also an anti-inflammatory mineral. Using a blood chemistry marker associated with heart disease and inflammation known as C-reactive protein (CRP), researchers showed that magnesium has anti-inflammatory actions in the body. People with dietary magnesium intake below the required daily allowance (RDA) were found to have a 40% higher risk of elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), conversely a higher risk of heart disease and inflammation. (Nutrition Research vol. 26, pp 193-196).
Food sources of magnesium include fresh green vegetables, raw wheat germ, soya beans, figs, maize, apples, nuts, honey, organ meats, seafood, spinach.